We love Marcus, he has a great voice and a brilliant personality, and we feel he delivers his best performances when his personality shines through. After tonight’s performance however, we are beginning to wonder if Ballads are not his thing.
On tonight’s show he performed Rihanna’s ‘Russian Roulette’, and for us it was a very shaky performance from start to finish. We like the Marcus we saw in the auditions and hope he stays in the competition to wow us all once again because we believe he has a lot more to offer.
Kelly Rowland: I think there are so many different ways that you can showcase your personality and this happens to be a lower tone. I think you did a great job with that, but I would have liked to have seen more emotion from you and just to get lost in the song.
Gary Barlow: Marcus I don’t know what this lot are talking about. You were absolutely brilliant tonight, you’ve stepped out of the shadows this week and showcased your vocal tonight. Well done!
Tulisa Contostavlos: I have to be honest but I do feel that that was the wrong song choice for you. I do not feel like it was a good representation of your personality or what you are capable of when it comes to vocals. I know you can do so much better, but in saying that, I think you still deserve to be in this competition and show people what you are capable of.
Louis Walsh: Marcus I think you’re a great singer and performer and you’ve got a great smile, but I really think Gary gave you a very difficult task singing a Rihanna song, You were out of your comfort zone and I think with the right song you could do an awful lot better.